Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Hewitt and d'Amboise Nov. 3

News   Broadway's Chicago Welcomes Hewitt and d'Amboise Nov. 3
The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago welcomes two Tony nominees Nov. 3: A Chorus Line's Charlotte d'Amboise and The Rocky Horror Show's Tom Hewitt.
Tom Hewitt
Tom Hewitt

D'Amboise once again plays merry murderess Roxie Hart in the long-running production at the Ambassador Theatre, while Hewitt steps into the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn.

In a previous statement producer Barry Weissler said, "We're very excited to welcome Charlotte back to the show this November. Speaking on behalf of the entire Chicago family, we always find that her energizing presence and unparalleled talent make her one of the best Roxies we've ever had. She is most definitely an audience favorite."

The Chicago company also currently features Brenda Braxton as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, Carol Woods as Matron "Mama" Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine.

In addition to Chicago, Charlotte d'Amboise has starred on Broadway in A Chorus Line, Contact, Cats, Song and Dance, Carrie, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Damn Yankees, Company and Sweet Charity.

Hewitt's other Broadway credits include Dracula, The Musical; The Boys from Syracuse; The Lion King; School for Scandal; and The Sisters Rosenzweig. He also appeared in the national tours of Urinetown and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has been seen Off-Broadway in Jeffrey, Beau Jest, Richard III and Othello.

Chicago won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical in 1997 as well as awards for actors Bebe Neuwirth and James Naughton, director Walter Bobbie, lighting designer Ken Billington and choreographer Ann Reinking. The original production was directed and choreographed by the late Bob Fosse.

The long-running musical will celebrate its 12th anniversary and its 5,000th performance on Broadway Nov. 14.

Chicago plays the Ambassador Theatre, located at 215 West 49th Street.

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